Chelsea And Tottenham Hotspur Get Carabao Cup Second Round Opponents

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Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have been acquainted with their opponents for the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Due to both clubs not playing in Europe next season, they will be commencing the competition from the second round.

Chelsea would be welcoming AFC Wimbledon to Stamford Bridge in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

The match will be played on either Tuesday, August 29, 2023, or Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

Carabao Cup second round opponents
Chelsea play AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup second round

The ticket details would be announced later and the exact date would also be made known soon.

Chelsea are yet to play against AFC Wimbledon in a competitive encounter, since their formation in 2002.

In progressing to the second round, The Dons came from a goal down on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 to defeat Coventry City with two late goals scored by Omar Bugiel and Ryan McLean.

The Blues will be aiming for their first silverware under Mauricio Pochettino and the EFL Cup is a good avenue to achieve that ambition.

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Tottenham Hotspur opponent in the Carabao Cup second round

For Tottenham Hotspur, they will travel to Craven Cottage to face Fulham in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Ange Postecoglou’s side aren’t certain about their fate with 30-year-old forward, Harry Kane.

Carabao Cup second round opponents
Tottenham Hotspur face Fulham at Craven Cottage

However, possibly one thing manager Postecoglou is certain of is that he will have the chance to test out some legs in his squad.

The Carabao Cup draw was shared into two halves between north and south to curb too much mid-week travel for supporters.

English National League champions Wrexham will play Bradford at their home turf.

Nottingham Forest will also trade tackles with Vincent Kompany’s Burnley in what would be an all Premier League affair.

Championship side Leicester City will play against Tranmere Rovers in the second round of the Carabao Cup.

Leeds United travel to The Peninsula Stadium in Greater Manchester to play Salford City.

Sean Dyche’s Everton will face Doncaster Rovers in the second round, while newly-promoted Premier League side Sheffield United battle against Lincoln City.

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Swansea City will entertain the Cherries in the second round of the Carabao Cup, while Premier League newcomers Luton Town host Gillingham.

Complete second round games of the 2023/24 Carabao Cup: 


Tranmere vs Leicester

Salford vs Leeds

Harrogate vs Blackburn

Stoke vs Rotherham

Wrexham vs Bradford

Doncaster vs Everton

Bolton vs Middlesbrough

Port Vale vs Crewe

Nottingham Forest vs Burnley

Sheffield Wednesday vs Mansfield

Wolves vs Blackpool

Sheffield United vs Lincoln


Bristol City v QPR or Norwich

Plymouth Argyle v Crystal Palace

Reading v Ipswich Town

Portsmouth v Peterborough United

Luton Town v Gillingham

Swansea City v Bournemouth

Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur

Exeter City v Stevenage

Wycombe Wanderers v Sutton United

Birmingham City v Cardiff City

Newport County v Brentford

Chelsea v AFC Wimbledon

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